Applications open from 1st April 2024

Module Code: ZO1202

Micro-credential Overview

In this Micro-credential, we aim to provide beekeepers with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to identify the criteria needed to raise healthy honeybees. Key to this is good animal husbandry and knowledge of pests and diseases of the honeybee. Being able to assess the risks associated with poor apiary hygiene, disease hot spots, overstocking and habitat loss, puts the beekeeper in control. A clear benefit of the Micro-credential is increased productivity (under the right weather conditions) which is reflected in the amount of surplus honey available to the beekeeper should they choose to harvest it.

At the end of the Micro-credential, subject to numbers (approximately 25-30), learners will be invited to campus for a practical on the identification of disease with Dr. Mary Coffey, expert from DAFM (Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine).

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25, Semester TBC

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this module is Blended Learning (one in-person practical). Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis. There will be 4 assessments: an MCQ, a visual quiz on diseases, a paper-based assessment and a mini-project. 

NFQ Level and ECTs

Level 8

5 ECTs 

Application Process

From the 1st April you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to apply under CPB15 (Science and Engineering Undergrad) in the drop-down menu after selecting Standalone Module- Continuing Professional Development.

For this micro-credential, please copy and paste or type this into the text box under Module Name: ZO1202

For more details, watch our tutorial on the Micro-credentials application process here 

Course Fees 

€500

Entry Requirements 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

Contact Information

If you have any queries please email: microcreds@universityofgalway.ie

MicroCreds Podcast

MicroCreds Podcast

Janice Mulvany Glennon, meets with Dr. Helen Mooney to discuss the Honey Bee Health Micro-credential

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Honey Bee

Honey Bee Health |   Past Student

The delivery of the course was very good, the quality of the lecturers was top class, all very professional and extremely helpful. The information in the course was from recent and ongoing research, relevant and very informative.
Honey Bee

Honey Bee Health |   Past Student

The instructor was very knowledgeable and had a brilliant Blackboard. While being challenging, it was easy to review the course materials. It is definitely one of the best courses I have ever done.